Mochudi Centre Chiefs had just seven days to shake-off the 1-2 loss suffered at the hands of rivals Township Rollers last Sunday.
The Monday Mascom Top 8 clash has offered the Kgatleng outfit another chance to have a go at Madinda Ndlovu’s team.
However it looks like for Chiefs, the match will be more than just settling an old score but progressing to the final round of the tournament where a whooping P1 million is up for grabs.
Reports reaching Voice Sport state that the team which went into partnership with millionaire Sayed Jamali is struggling to meet its financial obligations.
“It is tough, although it is common knowledge that the team is in the hands of people with money, nothing is coming into the team,” a source close the club’s management said.
Apparently has been surviving on overdrafts and just recently the bank rejected their P500 000 loan request.
“There are now plans to move the teams’ account Ribbon Investment to a new bank.” Voice Sport learnt.
Voice Sport also dug out information that the Kgatleng side has failed to settle a bill of P4 575 owed to Spotlandia (PTY) LTD. Beneficiaries were Pontsho Moloi and the new coach.
A supervisor at the Nike sports-shop who only identified herself as Osego confirmed that indeed Chiefs bought three pairs of soccer boots for the said amount and a cheque bearing the signatures of Board President McLean Letshwiti and Board Chairman Alfred Busang was issued to settle the bill.
“The cheque was deposited on the 12th of August but returned as the account had no money,” she said when Voice Sport inquired.
Reached for comment Busang said, there is no cash problems at the club.
“Well the cheque bounced because of a technicality at the bank. We don’t have any cash flow problems. You can inquire from the bank what really transpired,” Busang told Voice Sport.
However Busang could not give a satisfactory answer as to why they still had not settled the bill, even after the shop had made numerous calls to demand that the bill be settled.
“Well we are running a business and obviously we are going to owe some people,” he said.
At the time of going to print Chiefs had still not settled the bill.
Now when Dragojlo Stanojlovic’s side emerge from the dugout at the National Stadium revenge and settling outstanding bills would probably be on Busang and Letshwiti’s minds.
However the match is expected to spark as both teams would want to avoid an early exit in the country’s most moneyed cup competition.
For Chiefs it is the only competition they have not won and there won’t be any other better way to do it than claiming Rollers’ scalp.s
Kickoff is 7pm.